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the scientific study of plants or animals (more observational than experimental) usually published in popular magazines rather than in academic journals

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The statistics are devastating, but none of the promyshlenniki, governors, or even natural historians was aware of the environmental problems this level of activity caused.
The third chapter examines the participation of natural historians in the book trade.
Ancient Egyptians were the first natural historians, documenting the flora and fauna of their environment in sculptures and paintings, with such precision that an ornithologist can discern the exact species of a bird depicted.
The journals and field notes of natural historians are important sources of original scientific data from past eras--and often are illustrated with beautiful drawings.
The European expansion and the transatlantic contacts created a situation where natural historians of several nationalities botanized in the colonies, each giving the plants they 'discovered' a different name.
Topics discussed include natural historians in remote regions, race and science in southwestern China, geological studies and American missionaries in rural China and their influence on nation building.
For example, many of the descriptions of reproductive biology were recorded by natural historians in the early 20th century, and many distribution records are published in government documents or other sources not listed in academic databases.
Handfishes have provided an ongoing curiosity for artists and natural historians, particularly in the 19th century,' says ANFC curator, Peter Last.
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Researchers at London's Natural History Museum have created a social networking tool called 'Scratchpads' where natural historians can get together and share their data.
It's been an exciting week for natural historians with the discovery of a new carnivorous plant in the highlands of the central Philippines.
This elegant low-tech science will be of use to historians and natural historians alike in helping understand our past and how diversity changes over time", said Dr Warren, of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth.
Most of these could have been caught before publication if the manuscript had been reviewed by scientists and natural historians with the relevant expertise.
The book will prove addictive to many youngsters and, also, rewarding to professional natural historians.
A third era, between 1560 or so and the 1590s, witnessed the rise of networks of communication among natural historians, the assembly of herbarium collections, and the fabrication of detailed woodcuts.
Robin explores how understandings of nature have been constructed through the 'universal' language of science, and the local knowledge of farmers, communities, indigenous peoples and natural historians.
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